Last week I posted about the tragedy that happened with our other three ducks we have been raising since they were a day old. So I felt it was a good time to give everyone an update on Aflac and how she's doing now since she's alone.
Every day she's been outside playing with me for hours and now she's terrified when I am out of her sight. My husband watched her when I ran inside the house to get something to drink and when I came back out he told me that she started screaming and running around until I came back.
Now she's turned into a momma's baby and cuddles up in my arms and lets me hold her and kiss her. She even puts her head down on my shoulder when I rock her back and forth.
Because so much happened to her, I don't have the heart to have her outside by herself. I can't always be out there to watch her and I don't want anything to happen to her. And I don't want to get another duck for the exact same reason because something already knew that my duck hutch was behind my house. I really don't want to go through the same thing over again if something else broke into it and killed the other ducks. So since ducks are very social and either need another duck or a human to be in their life all the time, I decided to be the human in her life until the day she dies.
Some might call me crazy but there are such things as duck diapers which are basically a harness that straps onto your duck and inside there are inserts that you change. That way your duck can stay in the house without the mess because ducks can't "hold it" when they need to go. They just go and that's not good in the house. So I ordered her a pack of diapers and inserts and they're scheduled to be here on Monday.
Not many people would embrace changing diapers for years. Believe me, I hate changing diapers, but after seeing what this poor duck went through and seeing the sadness in her eyes, it's the least I can do to make sure that duck is safe and happy.
So I'll keep updating on Aflac so hopefully years later, I can look back at this and know that she's much happier then.